Sarasota's Best Kept Secret is Exposed Next Weekend

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Sarasota, a gulf town with a county population of only 350,000 residents, is an enclave of cultural riches. Already home to a ballet company, an orchestra, an opera company, a film festival and several fine professional theaters will launch its most forward-looking art event yet.

Next week, from October 7-11, 2009, Sarasota inaugurates the Ringling International Arts Festival. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has collaborated with New York's Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) to present an array of cutting-edge disciplines and performances. Also expected to appear is none other than the legendary Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Included in the eclectic line up is the avant-garde theater company Elevator Repair Service which is presenting its adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. As a former dancer and current cat lover, one artist's name alone has grabbed my attention--Meow Meow--a deconstruction cabaret artist. Also slated are dance pieces by Israeli choreographer Deganit Shemy. And from Spain's Compania Maria Pages in Flamenco y Poesia.

There's quite a selection and performances for every palette. Be sure to check the website for details, hotel reservations with discounts, and more.

To learn more scroll down below or visit www.ringlingartsfestival.org

WHERE:
Mertz Theatre
Cook Theatre
Historic Asolo Theater
5401 Bay Shore Road

WHEN:
October 7-11, 2009

COST:
$10-$30 for individual performances,
$170 for four shows
$208 for six shows
$240 for eight shows

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1 comments

  1. This event sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing all of this information about FL. I had no idea there were so many unique events.

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